The Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Trust was established in 1995 to promote the development of a broad waterway park, which will link the Grand Union Canal in Milton Keynes to the river Great Ouse in Bedford through a series of waterway parks. It will include pathways and green space designed to meet the needs of all who enjoy rambling, walking, cycling, fishing, horse riding and those who simply like to chill out next to the waterway park.
We will be holding the next of our new Members’ Evenings at the Broughton Hotel, Milton Road, Broughton, Milton Keynes, MK10 9AA on the evening of 22nd February. The Broughton (also known as Best Western Milton Keynes Hotel) has plenty of parking, and is only about 10-15 minutes’ walk from Coachway, the coach station next … Continue reading “Members’ Evening 22nd February”
Last year the B&MKWP Trust submitted evidence to the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) about the potential role of the Waterway Park as important infrastructure within the Oxford/Milton Keynes/Cambridge corridor. The Trust and the Canal and River Trust (CRT) made a presentation to a Conference run by the South East Midlands Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) last October … Continue reading “Promoting Waterway Park at recent SEMLEP Conference”
The Bedford and Milton Keynes Waterway Trust enthusiastically welcome the publication of the National Infrastructure Commission’s report into the infrastructure and approach needed to underpin the successful economic growth of the Cambridge-Milton Keynes-Oxford corridor. The report, published on 16th November, points to the need to promote new east – west road and rail links as … Continue reading “Trust Welcomes National Infrastructure Interim Report”
“On 27th October the South East Midlands Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) held a Summit about the infrastructure needed to underpin growth in this region. Jane Hamilton , The Chair of BMKWPT, joined speakers from the Treasury, Network Rail, Highways England and the Institute of Economic Development amongst others to make the case that the Waterway Park … Continue reading “SEMLEP Infrastructure Summit”
As part of promoting the Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Park, on 3rd Novembers a group of BMKWT Board members walked a 5 mile section of the route between Wootton Green and the Forest Centre in Marston Vale with the aim of identifying suitable locations to mark the route of the Waterway Park in different … Continue reading ““Marking the Waterway Route””